America's Most Dangerous Camping Destinations

Known as "The Devil s Corkscrew," this trail in the Grand Canyon descends 4,380 feet, posing dangers like dehydration and heat-related illnesses, with 200 rescues annually.

Bright Angel Trail

Extending over 140 miles across California and Nevada, it presents deadly challenges including extreme heat, deadly creatures, and GPS reliance pitfalls.

Death Valley

Home to North America's tallest peak, Denali's treacherous conditions claim lives due to frigid temperatures, avalanches, and grizzly bear encounters.

Denali National Park

With stunning vistas and numerous trails, it also hides dangers like rockslides, avalanches, and grizzly bear attacks, claiming lives of overconfident hikers.

Glacier National Park

Popular for its dense forests, it's also notorious for deadly collisions due to hairpin turns, slippery roads, and fog, with motorists being the highest fatality count.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Despite its serene appearance, it claims lives due to its deceptive waters, with an average of one death per week attributed to drowning.

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Its challenging terrain and harsh weather conditions, including hypothermia-inducing cold and deadly avalanches, make it perilous for climbers.

Mount Rainier National Park

Campers should be wary of the desert's dangers, from drug smugglers to America's only wild jaguar population, making vigilance essential.

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

A visually stunning but perilous destination, this sandstone formation demands caution due to extreme heat, challenging trails, and limited resources, with fatalities occurring from heat-related illnesses.

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